Tampa Consumer Protection Lawyer
As a consumer, it may feel like you are at the mercy of debt collectors, spam robocalls, and deceptive advertising schemes, and that these are things that you simply have to put up with to be a member of American society. While this is true to a large extent, there are certain cases when you can take action and pursue damages from the party that caused them. This is made possible by consumer protection laws, which have a long history in the U.S., dating back to the early 20th century. In the decades since, many new laws and government agencies have been created to combat the ever intensifying assault on consumers. Some of the most common types of consumer fraud and deception include false advertising, according to U.S. News & World Report, false labelling, spam emails, and robocalls, which Americans received 26.3 billion of last year, according to Business Insider. These practices, as well as others such as unfair debt collection practices and defective products, cause real harm to millions of American households every year. Most are entirely unaware that they have the power to seek retribution and compensation. This is why it’s important that you call the Tampa consumer protection lawyers at The Pendas Law Firm for assistance with your case.
Consumer Protection Laws are Constantly Evolving
As technology changes the way that we do business, consume advertising and media, communicate, and live our lives on a day to day basis, consumer protection laws must be able to keep up. Companies large and small are quick to embrace new technologies and find loopholes in existing laws, which is why robocalls have become such a scourge in the last few years. Calling thousands of people at once is easy, cheap, and as an effective method to harass people who have been late on their mortgage payments, trick seniors into purchasing fake health insurance plans, and wear consumers down over time. Consumer protection laws must be quick to adapt to new technologies and deceptive trade methods. While laws are constantly changing, they typically do not keep up with the opposing party’s speed and stamina. An attorney familiar with the law will be able to stop the harassment, get your money back, and ensure that the at-fault party is held responsible in every way possible.
A Few of the Most Crucial Consumer Protection Laws
- Fair Credit Reporting Act;
- Fair Debt Collection Practices Act;
- Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act;
- Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA);
- Federal Food and Drug Act (FFDA);
- Lemon laws under the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration; and
- National Do Not Call Registry (DNCR).
A Tampa Consumer Protection Lawyer is Ready to Help You Today
It can be difficult telling an annoying business tactic apart from an unlawful one. It is even harder still to be fairly compensated by said business when you have been unlawfully deceived or harassed. As such, the only way to be made financially whole, and the only way to ensure that the spam emails and harassing phone calls stop is by working with a lawyer. Call Tampa law offices of The Pendas Law Firm at 1-888-573-6327 to schedule a free consultation today.